Ruling alliance promises political stability and progressLeaders of the ruling coalition in a joint appeal ask voters to elect their candidates.
Top leaders of the ruling coalition have appealed to the public to vote for their candidates in the next month’s federal and provincial elections. They have promised to protect the constitution and bring stability and prosperity to the country.
Issuing a joint appeal on Tuesday, the leaders—Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and CPN (Unified Socialist) chief Madhav Kumar Nepal—have stated that the coalition government is determined to conduct the elections in free and fair manner and continue their partnership also after the elections.
"In a situation where the threat of an authoritarian assault on the federal democratic republic is still alive, as long as there is a threat of regression on the constitution, the rationale of the alliance will remain," the appeal said.
The Rastriya Janamorcha is missing in the appeal.
As envisioned by the constitution, the current democratic alliance is committed to strengthening nationalism, competitive multi-party democracy, socialism, human rights, periodic elections, the principle of separation of powers and the federal democratic republican governance system, the leaders said in the appeal.
The leaders have also announced plans to hold joint mass gatherings in all seven provinces.
The parties partnered in the local elections in May and have continued their alliance for the November 20 elections also.
“In order to lead the country on the path of economic prosperity, the coalition party will give high priority to the national task of building a self-reliant economy by ensuring good governance with zero tolerance to corruption and effective service at people's doorsteps, increasing production and creating sufficient employment opportunities within the country,” the joint appeal says outlying the priority of the upcoming government.
Increasing industrial and agricultural production within the country and creating business, self-employment and employment opportunities within the country for millions of young people who are leaving the country will be the highest priority of the alliance, they said in the appeal.
“Modernization of agriculture, increase in production and marketing, infrastructure development and tourism promotion, rapid industrialization, export substitution export promotion to reduce trade deficit, and development of areas like hydropower, which have comparative advantage and abundant potential in Nepal, are the current needs. For this, the coalition government will take a policy to attract foreign investment in the interest of the country by increasing private, cooperative and public investment.”
The appeal further added that the alliance will give priority to political and economic stability in the country, will enhance transport infrastructure and information technology, among other things.
“The future coalition government will act with a clear vision and action plan No Nepali will be deprived of basic education and health opportunities due to financial shortage. The coalition parties are committed to significantly improving the availability and quality of services by increasing investment in the education and health sectors.”